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Hummus without tahini

Hummus Without Tahini (Easy Recipe!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups 1x


Here’s an easy way to make hummus without tahini: you’ll never believe the pantry ingredient stand-in! It comes out perfectly creamy.


  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 2 15-­ounce cans chickpeas
  • 1 large lemon (1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (liquid from the chickpea can) or water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter or cashew butter)


  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup, reserving the aquafaba (chickpea can liquid). Juice the lemon.
  2. Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, 1/4 cup aquafaba (or water), olive oil, kosher salt, cumin, and peanut butter. Puree for a few minutes until very creamy. Eat immediately or store refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan

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